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Down on The Farm: Hunger Task Force land feeds Milwaukee

Published Aug. 27, 2014

In Franklin, just across 68th Street from the House of Correction there's a barn. Built in 1946, it's one heck of a barn. This attractive red and white marker of a rural Milwaukee past -- now part of Hunger Task Force's The Farm -- stands in stark contrast to the low, modern, blandness of the jail -- and its ominous razor-wire fences -- across the street. But the history of the two are intertwined.

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Mitchell is among area schools getting a primp from GE volunteers today

Published Aug. 21, 2014

Today, more than 2,500 current and retired GE employees, plus about 150 other volunteers, are walking into 16 Milwaukee Public Schools and four Waukesha Public Schools (as well as Greenfield High School) to paint, clean, organize and landscape to help the schools plan for the first day of school on Tuesday, Sept. 2.

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MPS will offer free meals to all students

Published Aug. 11, 2014

All MPS students will now have access to free breakfast and lunch at school. Over the summer, Milwaukee Public Schools was accepted into a program, open to schools that take part in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs, that allows it to offer free lunch to all students enrolled in the district.

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Milwaukee Talks: Common Council President Michael Murphy

Published Aug. 5, 2014

Recently, columnist Dave Begel named Ald. Michael Murphy one of the most important people in Milwaukee. As Common Council President, Murphy is one of the top politicians in the city. We sat down with the 10th district alderman -- who became the city's 47th council president on Feb. 11 -- to talk about a range of issues, from development to schools to crime and more.

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Urban Spelunking: Lee School

Published July 24, 2014

Now that Lee School -- which closed in 2009 -- is back in the news, it seemed like a good time to finally get a look at this vintage schoolhouse I've long been eager to see.

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Human mom raising baby raccoons

Published July 21, 2014

Alissa Gonyea, a Milwaukee Public Schools teacher, planned to have a lesiurely summer that included travel and camping adventures with her son and nephew. Instead, she is taking care of four baby raccoons.

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Johnson makes deep grooves in Milwaukee radio, schools and families

Published July 17, 2014

Barry Johnson is a 34-year veteran DJ at WMSE and the host of Saturday afternoon's "The Boogie Bang." But it's his commitment to family, work, church and Milwaukee Public Schools that make him one of Milwaukee's many unsung heroes. This song's for you, Barry.

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5 great photos of fun at Milwaukee playgrounds

Published July 7, 2014

We all have fond memories of summer fun on school playgrounds (don't we?). This year, Milwaukee school playgrounds are back open offering a wide range of free fun for city kids.

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WAMI event at Summerfest showcases young local talent

Published June 28, 2014

Summerfest will host the 10th annual WAMI Youth Showcase, a two-hour event featuring blossoming young musical talent, on Tuesday, July 1. The event will feature a dozen singer/songwriters, vocal groups and bands chosen by a panel of WAMI judges who work in the music business.

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Teaching children mindfulness can build a lifetime of positive emotion

Published June 12, 2014

Parents, like teachers, know first-hand how kids can flare up. How a simple, "no," can lead to an "I hate you." Or how a perceived slight can lead to a physical altercation on the playground. Teaching children mindfulness -- like teaching them math -- provides them a valuable skill and one that that will have practical applications every day of their lives, present and future.

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Grading MPS superintendent Thornton

Published June 10, 2014

Now that Dr. Gregory Thornton has nearly finished his tenure at the helm of Wisconsin's largest school district, it's time to look back on his performance. According to Jay Bullock, Thornton's four years here have been a bit of a mixed bag, but overall, he was more successful than his last few predecessors at the Milwaukee Public Schools.

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MPS names Driver acting superintendent

Published June 5, 2014

Tonight the Milwaukee Board of School Directors named MPS chief innovation officer Dr. Darienne Driver as acting superintendent, beginning July 1.